Russian Tourist Confirmation and Voucher
Russian tourist voucher also known as a Russian tourist invitation is a formal document required to get a Russian tourist visa.
WHAT IS A RUSSIAN TOURIST VOUCHERFor a trip to Russia, you will need a tourist visa. You can only get a tourist visa if you provide a tourist voucher and confirmation (invitation) together with your visa form. Without a voucher, you will even not be able to complete the visa application form, as it requires official reference numbers that only tour operators can provide.
You will not be able to get this document if you have reserved your accommodation through a booking provider like Expedia, Airbnb, Booking and similar or if you are staying at a private accommodation with your friends or relatives.
The quickest and the simplest way to order a tourist voucher is to purchase it from a travel provider like us. The process is easy and secure.
As per Russian consulate rules the required travel documents are called "Tourist voucher" and "Tourist confirmation document stamped and signed by authorised person". This is exactly what we will be providing to you. Please do not be confused by the names, as you might have heard of a Russian tourist voucher, Russian tourist invitation, Russian tourist confirmation, Russian tourist coupon, Russian visa support document, etc. They all relate to the same document, which you can order online below. The process is quick and secure.
We can arrange tourist vouchers for:
- Single entry (one entry to Russia, maximum period of stay in Russia - 30 or 90 days);
- Double entry (two entries to Russia within visa validity, maximum period of stay in Russia - 30 or 90 days);
- Multiple entries (multiple entries to Russia within 180 days, maximum period of stay in Russia – 90 days within 180 days).
OUR GUARANTEE & TESTIMONIALSWe are proud to say we have issued thousands of tourist vouchers to customers wishing to travel to Russia. We are highly ranked on Tripadvisor, mostly for tours and excursions though, however many reviewers do also value our excellent visa service.
Important: our vouchers are issued by a company registered by the Russian authorities. We guarantee that Russian tourist vouchers and confirmations ordered through Go Russia are accepted by all Russian consulates all over the world. The voucher will contain all required reference numbers for your visa application.
We will refund you the cost of the visa support document if your voucher is rejected, no questions asked!
RUSSIAN TOURIST VOUCHER PRICES
USA & North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand citizens
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Africa, Asia, Middle East, South America citizens (India, Vietnam, China, Mexico, etc.). IMPORTANT: a residence permit for the USA or a European country is required. Please provide a scan copy of your passport and a European / USA visa when ordering your Russian tourist voucher.
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- USA, North America and European citizens - 1, 3, 24 hours after your payment has been received by us during working hours (Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 18:00 New York time).
- Africa, Asia and Middle East citizens - 3 working days after your payment has been received by us during working hours (Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 18:00 New York time).
HOW TO ORDER RUSSIAN TOURIST VOUCHERYou will need to order your Russian tourist invitation online as this will allow us to process your request quicker and more efficiently. Please note, Russian tourist voucher is an important official document. All personal details including all your names (spelling, dates, etc.) must conform to the details on your passport. If you make a mistake you will need to order a new voucher and pay again.
How will I receive my voucherYou will get your voucher per email as a PDF document. No documents will be posted to you.
Please read frequently asked questions about a tourist voucher, before ordering your Russian visa support document.
I do not trust online agencies. Are you a legitimate agency?
We are a legitimate company with headquarters in London, we also have contact offices in other countries. We are a fully licensed tour operator. We are mentioned in the travel guides and press, highly ranked on Tripadvisor. So there is absolutely no need for you to worry when ordering Russian vouchers through our company. We ask to order the voucher online to make the whole process as efficient as possible for you and for our visa team, making sure you enter the exact details which are required to issue the visa support. Online ordering and payment is absolutely secure and is processed via SSL connection.
Important: our vouchers are issued by a company registered by the Russian authorities and are accepted by all Russian consulates in the world. The voucher will contain all required reference numbers for your visa application.
Do you provide tourist voucher for “Auto Tourism”?
Yes, we can issue vouchers for those traveling by car or bike in Russia. When ordering your voucher you will need to specify your vehicle details in the comments box: vehicle type, registration, color, make.
What happens after I have ordered my voucher?
We will issue an invoice and email it to you. Once the payment has been received by us, we will process your tourist voucher and email it to you. The voucher will contain all necessary information for you to complete your visa form, such as (please note these details cannot be provided before the voucher has been issued):
- The tourist company reference number;
- The number of confirmation;
- The official name of the tourist company;
- The hotel name *.
Do I need to book a hotel / flight before I can request a tourist voucher?
No. We do not need any hotel / flight booking confirmation from you.
I booked my accommodation via Airbnb, Expedia, Booking, etc. Can you still help?
Sure. For your Russian visa application, you do not need to provide any hotel or accommodation booking confirmation. Instead, you will need to provide a tourist voucher. The voucher issued by our company will be accepted by the Russian embassy and you can continue with your Airbnb, Expedia, etc. booking.
I have received a voucher from you but the embassy also requires a confirmation, what shall I do?
What you have received from us is exactly what is required by the Russian embassy for the tourist visa. The one page document you receive from us actually consists of two documents on one piece of paper: a confirmation letter (on the left-hand side) and a tourist voucher (on the right-hand side).
The name of the hotel in my voucher differs from the name of the hotel I plan to stay at, is this a problem?
No. Our company has agreements with certain hotels and we can arrange visa support documents for the hotels we work with (in Moscow it is normally Hotel Cosmos and in St. Petersburg - Hotel Nevsky Grand). The hotels will be indicated in your voucher and you must enter exactly the same details in your Russian visa application form. Please note, the information about your hotel is only displayed in your voucher and your application form, there will be no indication of the hotel in your visa. You will be able to stay at different accommodation.
What if I plan to stay at my friend's accommodation while in Russia?
There are two options to arrange visa support documents for you:
- either ask your friend for a private invitation. Might be a lengthy and complicated procedure in Russia, and we cannot assist you with this, or
- purchase a tourist voucher from us. We will help you to obtain a tourist voucher and you will need to apply for a tourist visa. In your application form you will need to enter the information about the hotel indicated in your tourist voucher. Please note, the information about your hotel is only displayed in your voucher and your application form, there will be no indication of the hotel in your visa. You will be able to stay at different accommodation.
If you stay in a hotel, you don’t need to worry about this procedure as your hotel will do it for you. But if you are going to stay at your friends’ or relatives’ place, you will need to register within 7 working days. The registration is done at the Russian Post Office together with the landlord. Our company cannot assist with registration procedures in Russia.
Can we arrive later / depart earlier as compared to the dates in the voucher?
You can arrive in Russia later and depart from the country earlier as compared to the dates indicated in your tourist voucher. Please note, your Russian visa will be issued as per the dates indicated in your tourist voucher and when completing the form you need to enter the same dates as displayed in your voucher. Please note, you will not be able to enter Russia earlier than the date indicated in your tourist voucher and visa. The same applies if you want to stay longer as the Russian visa cannot be extended and you will be violating migration rules if overstaying beyond the date indicated in the visa.
We are traveling as a couple, is one voucher enough?
No, you need a separate voucher for every traveler. It does not matter if your travel dates are the same and / or you are related.
My personal details are incorrect in the voucher, why did it happen?
When ordering a voucher make sure that ALL personal details conform to the details on your passport. We issue tourist vouchers exactly as per the details entered by you when ordering tourist vouchers. We do not modify any data you provide. If you make a mistake you will need to order a new voucher and pay again. Russian consulate will reject your application if there are inconsistencies between the voucher and your passport data (even if one letter is missing).
I have questions about completing the Russian visa form, can you assist?
Together with your voucher you will also receive a guidance on how to answer visa specific questions that are related to the issued documents (confirmation and reference number, inviting organisation, etc.). You should also be able to complete the rest of the form by following the consular guidance. Although the Russian visa application process is quite straightforward, some people may find it difficult due to lack of experience with online forms, time consuming or simply not knowing how to answer specific questions. You can use our premium service “Visa Form on Your Behalf” when for just $45 per person we complete your visa application online.
TOURIST VOUCHER FOR CRUISE PASSENGERSAll travelers on large cruise ships do need a visa for St. Petersburg if they want to explore the city independently and not as a part of an organized tourist group or if they want to stay in St. Petersburg over 72 hours. In this case Go Russia can assist you with a tourist voucher or a tourist visa to Russia.
Place of stay: we understand you might stay overnight on a cruise ship, however your visa support will be issued for the hotels we work with (in St. Petersburg it is normally Hotel Nevsky Grand). When completing the visa form you will need to specify the hotel indicated in your tourist voucher. Please note, the actual place of your stay does not appear in your visa and you can stay in a different place.
We are also offering visa-free sightseeing tours to St. Petersburg & Moscow.
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Note: all visa services are provided by our partner company which we recommend. By ordering a visa service you will be redirected to their website.